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and writes council demands the sri lankan government investigate alleged war crimes. and emotions run high in australia. u.s. president barack obama is meeting the palestinian president must learn abbas in the occupied west bank during it is his first trip to both israel and the occupied palestinian territory since he became a presidential candidate .n 2008 gate let's go straight to nicole johnson who is in rom -- in ramala. tell us how talks have been so far. it seems that nicole cannot hear us right now. for now, we will carry on with the truth of barack obama in ramala. he is thereafter spending some time in israel during he is due to return back to israel after spending a few hours in the west bank. i believe now we have nicole johnson in ramala. can you hear me? it seems that we once again have some audio difficulties. let's put this in some. as this visit happens, two explosions in southern israel, only a few hours ago, is a stark reminder of the reality on the ground. israeli police say that the rockets were fired from gaza. there are no reports of injuries. the european central ban
reportedly showed damage after the government's artillery shells in an area of the bacchus province -- of damascus province. 's opposition has elected a new interim prime minister who it hopes will unify the area. ghassan hitto's first task will be to form a cabinet. who is he? used is 50 years old and to be an it manager. he is american educated and has u.s. citizenship. he moved to turkey to coordinate opposition aid. >> syria's new prime minister, as far as the opposition in exile as well as their international supporters are concerned. ghassan hitto's first priority, forming a cabinet. based inside syria, the interim government will need to establish legitimacy with people living in the 60% of the country estimated to be under assad forces.ti- >> tomorrow there will be a speech, and you will hear in introduction of the highlights .f the plan for the near future >> from the general who represents the majority of the armed groups fighting the assad regime, there is a promise of loyalty. >> we in the syrian army look to the government as a political umbrella for us, and we can ask
. the government has blamed opposition fighters for the attack. we go live now to beirut. tell us about the funeral and how it went. very prominenta figure. oft to show how prominent, the most 500 influential muslims in the world, he is ranked 23rd. he is very highly regarded and considered an independent figure. that is why in his funeral, which you are looking at pictures of right now, most of those people who are speaking are very much giving him a lot of praise that you do not see for many other clerics. what makes it significant is that he is a sunni cleric of kurdish origin, and he still supports president assad, and he was a very big supporter of his presidents before him. their strong opponent to the muslim brotherhood in syria for many years. his assassination has been condemned not only by those who support the government but also those in the opposition politically. they praised him. they said he was an independent figure. they gave him credit, but they said they disagreed with him politically, but it does not make his chilling something they can bank. of course, it is a very controversi
the rebel advance. it is the sort of richer vision government supporters meted out to their attackers could be overtaken by looting. >> they are killing us, raping us, looting. they are not allowing us to live. they have taken the state hostage. ,> seen here in better times has become an unpopular president. he has now suffered the same fate. only 10 weeks after the signing of a new power-sharing peace deal. with the celebrations, there was hope of some desperately needed stability. what was to follow was more death, more chaos and suffering for one of the poorest countries in the world. seneca rebels say they brought the president down because of his failure to deliver on promises. >> there well you -- they are very well organized. when the peace talks failed and they asked specifically for people in jail to be released and also for foreign troops, and ugandan troops to leave their country, one that did not materialize, the rest was history. the president has fled. >> this is a country rich with minerals, gold, but known for his poverty and history of coups and failed peace deals. people a
of government ever devised by man. we stand together because it makes us more prosperous. our trade and investment create jobs for both of our peoples. our partnerships in science and medicine and health bring us closer to new cures, harness new energy and have helped transform us in the high-tech homes of our global economy. we stand together because we share a commitment to helping our fellow human beings around the world. when the earth shakes and floods come, our doctors and rest was reached out to help. when people are suffering, from africa to asia, we partnered to fight disease and overcome hunger. piecend together because must come to the holy land. for even as we are clear-eyed about the difficulties we never lose sight of the vision of israel at peace with its neighbors. so, as i began this is it let me say as clearly as we can, the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our fundamental national security interests, it makes us both stronger, it makes us both a more prosperous, and it makes the world a better place. that is why -- [applaus
of war as water starts to dry up. the cypriot government says the next few hours will determine the future of the country. politicians are due to debate how to stop the country from going bankrupt. the european central bank says they have until monday to raise until more than -- to raise more than $7 billion. people are running out of patience. he's are the latest pictures from the capital -- these are the latest pictures from the capital, nicosia. cypriot leaders were helping -- hoping to get help from russia, but the finance minister has left moscow empty-handed. the scenep, what is behind you? we can see people on the street, presumably very angry at what is going on. >> that is right. running out of patience and now running out of money. the atms -- there have been runs on them the last 48 hours. people who have deposits in the banks are frightened that if they don't get the money out now, they will never get it out. these are some of the 300 odd demonstrators. many of these people are employees of the banks. the bank is up for restructuring when parliament sits in a few hou
european union and the government of cyprus has agreed on a euro package to salvage the countries tanks. many are still skeptical. a call for politicians to be held accountable. as this nation prepares to face years of austerity to meet the terms laid out by its international lenders. >> we will be going live to our correspondents in just a moment. first, this report. >> cyprus's a banks have been closed for 10 days now. the two mainlanders will be shut on thursday. smaller banks will open in the morning. the to be a bank holiday anyway. went ahead as planned. celebrations are muted. everyone knows there are hard times ahead. >> there is no other choice. i cannot say we rejoice, but if this is the only possible way, then i want to assure you that we will be very resilient. >> it is goodbye to the low-tax business model that attracted lots of money a broad, a huge number of inking jobs will go. the country's a second-biggest bank, lockheed, will be submerged into the bank of cyprus. that's a, too, will be radically structured. euros will remain frozen. 30% will be taken to help sor
to tax savers as unfair and dangerous. is cypriot government considering imposing a savings levy of up to 10% as a condition for receiving an international bailout. the president has had to give one of the most difficult speeches of his tenure to convince impede cost to vote for the bailout deal. for to votece him h the bailout deal. >> we are living in the most tragic times since 1974. we have the -- taken charge of a state that is, unfortunately, facing bankruptcy. >> financial experts say many people are still digesting the news to. >> -- the news. >> for me as an economist, the money was still there saturday morning. if you're not watching very very closely, people were very surprised. got hit under 100,000 anyway. that was a bit of a rude shock. i think people are angry and annoyed. 48 hours later, i think people realize -- the president said it very strongly last night. they showed some of the business people on state tv last night. saying, we have no choice, this is all we can do. >> the president sent -- set out his case for voting in this bailout when he addressed the people o
made an announcement here, but these are sources being quoted within the government, within meetings taking place at the presidential palace, suggesting that they have reached agreement on that very controversial question about a deposit, a compulse or pi eposit tax and what -- compulsory deposit tax. they are proposing 20% of accounts over $130,000 in the bank of cyprus and 4% on the other banks in the sector, bank, the ean lyki second biggest. in theory, these two deposit haircuts won't require another vote, so this makes up another total package, including the plan to save the banks, wind them up and save the cost of recapitalizing, that the cypriots can take on sunday to the euro group and finance mirnses and the i.m.f., based on closed-door meetings that have been going on all day with the troika and say here's our compromise, give us the bail out so we can get opened. it looks like cyprus now is tantalizingly close to a deal. but it it won't come without significant pain for many. peter sharp has this report. >> the people of cyprus had endured a week of increasing uncertainty.
, eyewitnesses said the rebels control strategic locations. foreign forces helping the government also suffered a defeat. the south african soldiers were tasked with guarding bangui. is himself a former soldier. ruleast few months of his were turbulent. his term is not up until 2016. rebels said they want to hold elections. there is still heavy fighting in bangui. a peaceful transition is not on the cards. >> paris musharraf has returned home from self-imposed exile, declaring he was to save the country. musharraf spent the past four years in london and dubai, but now wants to take part in elections this may. >> coming home may herald a comeback for musharraf. greeting supporters after stepping off his flight. i've come back, putting my life in danger, in order to save pakistan. >> not everyone in pakistan is happy he is home. the military man made many enemies as president. in 2008, musharraf was forced to quit amid political turmoil i. his political past could come back to haunt him. pakistan's teledyne hates musharraf because he supported george w. bush's war on terror hatesevision -- taliba
. the government of cyprus has brokered a last-ditch $13 billion bailout deal with european officials to stave off the collapse of its banking sector. under the deal, on deposits above approximately $130,000 in the island's main banks will be frozen and used to help pay off the banking sector's debts. in addition, cyprus' second- largest bank will be shut down. an earlier version collapsed last week when tsipras took to the streets to protest and a tax of up to 10% on their life savings. on sunday, fresh protests erupted. on cyprus withre the economist richard wolff after the headlines. and your report says the cia has been supporting a vast expansion in the flow of weapons to syrian rebels fighting president bashar al-assad. the new york times reports the airlift of arms and equipment to the rebels, largely overseen by turkey, has massively increased since early 2012 to include more than 160 flights in jordanian, saudi and qatari planes. u.s. intelligence officers have helped shop for weapons and have vetted rebel groups to decide who gets the arms. the cia's covert backing comes despite the obam
setting up the government of national and a national army. is a fairly comprehensive agreement, and they feel that he failed to honor the agreement. we saw the troops fighting. then in january as they were about to make a push on the capitol itself, they attend another agreement to form a government of unity. the rest seems to have broken down. >> peter, speaking to us from nairobi. the former pakistani president has flown home after four years in self imposed exile. pervez musharraf was greeted by supporters. the former military ruler says that he wants to run in the next election and is unfazed by a death threat from the pakistan taliban. former president and general has threatened to come back on many occasions, but he is finally here. he comes home to a very different pakistan and the one that he left. he was a very unpopular figure when he left. here he used to have the support of the main political party. sources are telling us that they are not sure if they will do any kind of deal with him. in order to make this work, to have some kind of success in the general election
. meanwhile, at the finance ministry, the government has been holding talks with the imf, european central bank, and the european commission. progress on details of the bailout is slow. the majority of the issues on that paper to not call for any further work. there were two issues which will allow me not to go into any detail calling for greater quantification. >> the european commission books prepared to compromise. the biggest banks face a hair cut of 20% on deposits rather than 25%, a breakthrough that may be key to securing parliament's approval. >> we are following the story in cyprus and we are joined on the line. nathan, fill us in on the details of the possible deal. >> as we just heard, we understand there has been agreement between cyprus and the e.u. and imf at a 20% levy will be slapped on deposits of over 100,000 euros at the bank of cyprus, the biggest blunder in this country. 4% levy on deposits, the same amount as other lenders, which would include the much talked- about lackey bank. these pension funds, which we have heard so much about, which we also know were opposed by
happened when the rebels took the city. it is feared the sort of retribution government supporters made out to their attackers will be overtaken by reprisals, score settling, along with looting. >> they have cut our phone networks. they are telling us, raping us, polluting. they are not allowing us to live. they have taken the state hostage. he had become an unpopular president, especially outside the capital. 10 years after he took power, he has suffered the same fate. only 10 weeks after the signing of a new power-sharing of peace deal. amidst celebrations, there was hope of some desperately needed stability. what was to follow was more death, more chaos, and suffering for one of the poorest countries -- [no audio] >> they are very well organized. they have been keeping the momentum and pressure for some time. when the peace talks failed and they asked specifically for people who they know are in jail to be released, and also for troops to leave their country and ugandan troops to leave the country, the rest was history. it came in in full force. the president has fled. >> this is a count
're supplying the government force there is and hoping the arms treaty will stop or there will be a way to stop those transfers taking place. as we've seen with the u.k. and france speaking about the lifting of the u.n. arms embargo and whether to supply, it could open a can of worms in the negotiations. many states called for the a.t.t. to actually include a prohibition of arms unless authorized by governments. an oddity that wouldn't happen in the syrian case and could make things a lot more complicated in the next two weeks if that issue is brought up again. >> one of the big players is asia. it is a huge market for the arms trade and becoming increasingly militarized. how do disputes from north korea affect the trade? >> i think in the asian market, what we've seen is china and india, two major regional powers, has major importers there and south korea as well and singapore. what we're seeing are countries seeking to obviously boost their own national security forces but also the desire in those countries to develop their own arms industry. many of the items we're seeing being delivered we'
to restructure our government debt. the europeans were not willing to listen. i think they will been willing to listen as the days go by. unless they are not willing to listen, cyprus will have harder times than it has to do it over the crisis. >> at least 13 south african troops have been killed in the central african republic. 47 others have been wounded. one is still missing. there are 200 south african troops in the country to help entering the military. the soldiers were killed as rebels advanced on the capital. this is the scene. many people are without water or power. there are reports of looting and gum card. the rebels are urging civilians to remain calm. the rebel leader has declared himself the head of state after forcing out the president. the fighters say they took over the capitol because a peace deal was not honored by the government. the country director for doctors without borders in the central african republic says people are ready to go out into the streets because of ongoing looting and violence. >> it is still not secure at this time. the looting and gunfire continue. t
the objective of the national government is, what the objective of the fed is, but we think that what can be a cure for the country's ills can be fatal to the small businessman. schoumacher: the carter administration reacted to the sky-high rates by imposing a limit on the amount of credit banks could offer. suddenly, the buying spree ended, and the fed was pulled off-course. they were forced to expand the money supply to rescue the plummeting economy. but in late 1980, the situation changed. the election of ronald reagan gave volcker the opportunity to return to his long-term plan. as part of his economic program, reagan encouraged and supported monetary restraint. but in 1981, restraint began to take its toll. high interest rates caused a collapse in the building industry. the high cost of consumer loans put auto dealers out of business and auto workers out of jobs. still, volcker held to his long-term course. consolidating and extending the heartening progress on inflation will require a continuing restraint on monetary growth, and we intend to maintain the necessary degree of restrain
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